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Farfalle with Shrimp and Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Farfalle with Shrimp and Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Farfalle with Shrimp and Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fareako

Makes 4 servings



From this site: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/recipepage.aspx?recipeid=157891

Recipe Ingredients for Farfalle with Shrimp and Pesto

1/8 tsp table salt, for cooking pasta
2 cup(s) basil, fresh, leaves
6 tbsp water
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, such a Parmigiano-Reggiano
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
4 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin, divided
3 s medium garlic cloves, 2 left whole and 1 minced tbsp clove
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest, freshly grated
1/4 tsp table salt
8 oz uncooked pasta, farfalle (bowtie) recommended
8 oz uncooked shrimp, about 8 extra-large, peeled, deveined and cut in half lengthwise*
1 cup(s) grape tomatoes, cut in half

Recipe Directions for Farfalle with Shrimp and Pesto

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, process basil, water, cheese, walnuts, 1 tablespoon oil, 2 whole garlic cloves, zest and salt until finely minced; set aside.

  3. When water comes to a boil, add pasta and cook as package directs until al dente, about 10 minutes.

  4. A few minutes before pasta will be done, heat remaining teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and minced garlic; sauté until shrimp is just cooked through and tomatoes begin to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. Drain pasta; add to skillet with shrimp mixture. Off heat, add pesto and toss to coat. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 176.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
321
Calories from Fat
98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.9g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
155mg
52%
Sodium
435mg
18%
Potassium
299mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
35.8g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
21.3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 12% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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